Library of Virginia – Monday Finds


I spent all day Monday at the Library of Virginia. This is a brief summary of what I found. Monday was all about County Books from Albemarle, Fairfax, and Bedford counties, which contained either abstracts or indexes. I was able to get copies of the original images of some of these items (more on that […]

On this date. . .the 24th of April

Births Alice Garrett was born in 1678 in England. Deaths Johannes Rottenhauser died in 1772 in Oberacker. Timothy Dalton died in 1775 in Bedford County, Virginia (currently believed to be my 7th great-grandfather). Albert Monroe Johnson died in 1966. Venson T. Johnson died in 1973. Marriages Madison Bailey and Annis L. Stroud were married in […]

On this date. . .the 19th of October

Births Leah (Burgin) Alexander was born in 1804 in Burke County, North Carolina. Jesse LaFayette Forrester was born in 1842 in Fannin County, Georgia. Rachael E. (Lance) Johnson was born in 1853. Deaths James Tucker died in 1770 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Marriages Frances Dalton and William Searcy were married in Rutherford County, North Carolina […]

On this date. . .the 15th of September

Births Robert Garrett was born in 1824 in North Carolina (my 3rd great-grandfather). Samuel D. P. Hemphill was born in 1859. William F. Ward was born in 1922 in Georgia. Deaths Moses Simmons died in 1691 in Duxbury, Massachusetts (currently believed to be my 10th great-grandfather). John Dalton died in 1838 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. […]

Butler Ancestors in 1808

Following up on the challenge from Lisa of 100 Years in America, Donna of What’s Past is Prologue has issued a challenge to describe where our ancestors were 200 years ago. In searching through my database, I’ve discovered so many people who were alive in 1808 that this post will focus on the Butler ancestors, […]